Decorating Dining Room
My Dining Room Reveal!
The decorating of my dining room took a little longer than I planned, but it is finished. (Well… ok, almost finished. I still have to finish the chairs. They will be black) It also inspired my new blog design … you’ll see!
Let’s go over the “before” pictures. By the way… your input really helped me.
I was told to move the corner china cabinet either out of the room (not an option) or into the corner in front to the left (that is where it went, so you won’t see it in the after pictures, but it is there)
I was told to move the pie safe out. I did that.
I was told to move the old lady flower swag out from over my window.. I threw it away. (It was falling apart when I took it down)
I was told to refinish the dining room table. I did that.
I’m going to show you a few things first (I love to tease)
I painted. Periwinkle. Actually it is from Glidden (although I had them match it with Behr paint) called Fresh Hyacinth (it is in the blue palette)
I did an extreme chandelier makeover
I redid the dining room table
I refinished the Ikea Hemnes sofa Table
Refinished the mirror and added some curtains.
I added a little fun
And some more fun…
So are you ready? Can you picture it yet?
Don’t forget.. the chairs will be all black soon.
Here are a couple other shots
And the other side
So let me take you on a little tour around the room.
The little white lamp is a for a candle. I found it at Old Time Pottery. The black one is the one from our farm that I painted black. The shade was already black. But we tried two different bulbs in it and it blew them both, so we won’t be plugging it in. I found the table runner at Hobby Lobby.
This plate server came from Hobby Lobby and the two plates came from Old Time Pottery. It has already come in handy for my son’s graduation party.
This wire bowl I found at the Salvation Army store for .99. I figured I would find something to put in it. When I was at Michael’s I saw this lemon display that looked so real. I thought it would work great. They tend to look at little orange in the picture, but in real life they look really real.
Remember those four little mirrors that I got from Ikea? I painted the two of the white and then I thought they needed a little bling. So I found the stickers at Hobby Lobby to put on them.
I haven’t put anything in the baskets yet. I’d like to figure out a liner for them first. But I did find a couple other things that worked well for the little slots above the baskets.
I found this at Hobby Lobby and it worked so well with the runner that I had to get it.
I got this wire basket at Old Time Pottery . I was looking for something to put napkins in.
Here is my other fun fine for only .90 at Old Time Pottery. It matched the look of the one I got at Hobby Lobby. I don’t don’t think we will put our silverware in it. I might get an extra set for it, or put the serving utensils. But it even had the same white stitching on the outside of it.
On the wall above it we have the mirror that I refinished.
Thankfully someone told me that the wall sconces went the direction I have them. Remember this? That is how I thought it went. Funny thing is when I was ready to hang them, my husband kept telling me that I was putting them upside down. LOL (yes, I did admit to him that I had first thought they went that way too.)
I found this cute “We” decoration at Hobby Lobby.
I also found the cute candle holder with the bling at Hobby Lobby. I showed you the “laugh” mirror above, that is what is right behind this candle holder.
Here are the other two mirrors.
I found these stickers at Hobby Lobby.
I love our letter “J”. It was gold, but I painted it the Dover white also.
Here is my plate wall. I found all the plates at Old Time Pottery. If I had more time (once I decided I was going to do a plate wall) I would have hit some garage sales etc. But I didn’t pay more than $2 for any of the plates.
I was pleased how it looked. The kids and my husband didn’t get it. “Are you going to write something on them?” “What else are you doing with them?” and of course, “Why are you hanging plain plates on the wall?” But they all admitted after the room was completed that they thought they looked good.
Here is my china cabinet hiding in the other corner. My sister said she would have painted it too.. but I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. I was so excited when I found this china cabinet (many years ago now). I looked all over for one and finally found it in an Amish store. I don’t mind that it is still brown, you don’t really see it when you first walk in anyway.
I took a dry erase board and used chalkboard paint on it, to create this. I then saw the saying (which I changed up quite a bit). My artistic ability isn’t the greatest. My son thought it looked like hair coming out of the coffee cup. I said… “No, it is whip cream and I added some brown to make it look like chocolate.” After I took this picture I added a lot more white and it does look a bit better now. I used the chalkboard markers to write on this.
I saw this plate at Hobby Lobby and passed it by on several trips. But when it was 50% off and only $5, I couldn’t resist it any longer.
I’m down to one wall to go! lol
I found my curtains at JC Penney’s
I purchased the black curtain rod and pull backs also. I didn’t have any curtains up before. I just had mini blinds (which I am going to replace as soon as I get some nicer wood ones – white of course). The curtains are nice, they are lined and I love the look of the fabric with the room.
The last thing is my “black wall”.
I told you in my sanding post I had that little chest of drawers that my mother loved. I painted it black and used chalkboard paint on the front of the drawers. I used my chalkboard markers to write the numbers on the drawers.
I found the trivets at Old Time Pottery. I had planned on using them actually, but I decided they looked much better on this wall.
Thanks for visiting my new dining room! What do you think?
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I’m an Organizing Junkie – 52 Weeks